Monday, January 24, 2011
Every once in a while, we are reminded why police work is something that deserves our respect. About 9:00 a.m. yesterday morning, Indianapolis got another reminder.
Officer David Moore was shot and critically injured while making a routine traffic stop. He was doing his job.
Like teaching and many other professions, Officer Moore gets police work honest. His parents are both police officers. Moore's mother, Joanna is an IMPD Sergeant, and his father is Spencer Moore who has been well-known for years as the public face of Crimestoppers.
Right now, a "person of interest" is in custody on unrelated charges. Sixty-year-old Thomas Hardy was caught and jailed for allegedly robbing a Dollar General Store 45 minutes after the shooting. Hardy has a rap sheet that is very long. That, as well as the inevitable discussion about gun control, belongs in another blog post.
Today, we take time to honor Officer Moore who was shot, again, doing nothing more than his job. My thoughts are with the Moore family at this terrible time.
Right now, Officer Moore and his family need all of our hopes and prayers.